Dulas solar refrigerators have been used in health centres across Latin America for many years, including in Peru, Venezuela, Honduras and Trinidad. This year the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is celebrating 120 years of working to improve the health and well-being of its populations. Latin America and the Caribbean has a culturally and ethnically diverse population which speaks many different languages and comprises 8.4 percent of the world’s population, so it is no mean feat that PAHO has made great strides in improving health outcomes across the region in those 120 years.

The organisation continues to champion pro-equity strategies for universal access to health coverage as it works to recover and rebuild after the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about the work the PAHO is doing to strengthen preparedness and response to future respiratory virus pandemics in Latin America and the Caribbean here.

“Vaccination programmes are a huge part of ensuring universal access to health, and in order to achieve this, cold chain infrastructure across the region is essential. Our factory designs, manufactures and exports thousands of solar direct drive vaccine refrigerators annually. They can be used in remote locations with little or no grid connection, and can save the lives of people in those areas. We applaud the achievements of PAHO over the past 120 years and will continue to expand our presence in the region so that we can help to deliver much needed vaccination programmes.”

Commercial Lead for Dulas Solar International, Catherine McLennan commented: